At SSG we recognise that not all students leaving school have a fixed idea of how they see their career paths panning out. With this in mind we created the SSG Skills Academy.
Skills Academy students will experience and explore a variety of different sectors throughout the course to better understand career options and opportunities as well as identify what sectors best suit their own set of skills and career aspirations.
Students can access the skills academy at either Level 1 or Level 2 and can utilise the skills academy platform as a springboard into further education in sector specific courses. All you need is a positive attitude and a willingness to explore new opportunities.
All programme options also include access to Maths and English lessons and qualifications which is a mandatory requirement for any students that have not achieved a C-Grade/4 (or above) or equivalent.
Available Academy Options
|Course Title||Level||Qualification||Number of places on course||Course Duration||Next Available Start Date|
|Foundation Skills Academy||1||Vocational Studies Certificate||12||16 Weeks||September 2019|
|Intermediate Skills Academy||2||Certificate in Workskills||12||16 Weeks||September 2019|
Our courses are packed full of fantastic content designed to provide you with the most relevant and learner focused provision available. Our academy pathway means that a foundation student is able to complete and progress on to an intermediate course level within the same academic year providing fantastic opportunities to progress in to apprenticeship or employment in a speedy and controlled environment.
Click the links below for specific course information relating to your programme of choice.
We love working with students that are keen to develop as individuals as well as identify sustainable and exciting careers in the future. Our Skills Academy courses are perfect for people that are keen to access higher levels of education or that are seeking to develop skills or a CV ready for access to apprenticeship or employment direct.
You should be aged between 16 – 19 years old. There are pre enrolment requirements based on prior learning and attainment and these can be specifically seen in the FAQ’s for each course in the links above.
No matter your prior educational status we have an access point for provision within our Skills Academy pathway. You just need to be committed and determined to work hard be a fantastic person and enjoy your time with us.
What Will You Achieve & Progress To?
By progressing through the Skills Academy with SSG you will gain the following tangible outcomes from your course(s):
We will also help you to identify career pathways objectives and milestones ensuring that all of our students have a clear and achievable plan to support them in to employment or higher education upon completing their course.
Enrolling Onto A Course
To secure your place on one of our programmes within the Sports Academy follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Contact us via website.
Step 2: Choose the right course – We will provide you with appropriate information and advice to help you select the most appropriate course for you based on your aspirations and prior learning. You can do this over the phone with a member of our team or alternatively you can access an in person meeting with us at our weekly advice and guidance sessions.
Step 3: Complete an Application Form – Once you have selected the correct course you will need to complete an application form and submit it to us for processing. Application forms can be provided to you via post or in person.
Step 4: Conditional Offer – Once your application form has been processed you will receive a conditional offer pack (as long as your application is accepted and we have capacity on the programme). This letter is our commitment to you that we have allocated you a place on the course ahead of enrolment. *Note at this point you become liable for course costs should you fail to attend.
Step 5: Course Enrolment – You will be provided with an enrolment session date to come in and meet your tutor, collect your timetable and complete enrolment pack paperwork. This is usually a week in advance of your course starting.
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